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coomo

Hi Guys.Im currently following a low cal (1800) diet, to get leaner.Im 7 days in.Im also practising Super hydration.My energy levels have soared, and im performing my usual weekly w/o.Strange thing is my weight has increased slightly? Any input guys........
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perrymk

My opinion is based only on my experience and not on any actual science so take it with as many grains of salt as you like.

When I cut back calories I may not be as 'regular' as before, at least initially. My thought is that there is less food to push out the old stuff and the body needs to re-adjust to the new, lower volume. This can result in a short term constipation and appearance of weight gain.

Ensure your diet contains adequate fiber and supplement if needed. It may also help to have a day, once a week perhaps, in which you eat more. Not a cheat day in the sense you gorge on crap, but rather a day to take in more healthy roughage.

Something to think about.
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Turpin

coomo wrote:
Hi Guys.Im currently following a low cal (1800) diet, to get leaner.Im 7 days in.Im also practising Super hydration.My energy levels have soared, and im performing my usual weekly w/o.Strange thing is my weight has increased slightly? Any input guys........


What were your calories previous to the present 1800 , and has the macro nutrients changed ( more carbs / less fats etc )

T.
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coomo

perrymk wrote:
My opinion is based only on my experience and not on any actual science so take it with as many grains of salt as you like.

When I cut back calories I may not be as 'regular' as before, at least initially. My thought is that there is less food to push out the old stuff and the body needs to re-adjust to the new, lower volume. This can result in a short term constipation and appearance of weight gain.

Ensure your diet contains adequate fiber and supplement if needed. It may also help to have a day, once a week perhaps, in which you eat more. Not a cheat day in the sense you gorge on crap, but rather a day to take in more healthy roughage.

Something to think about.


Thanks, but I dont suffer from constipation at all
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crazeeJZ

Hard to tell without an idea of your prior diet and water intake. Maybe it's just water weight from the increased water intake.
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Landau

Florida, USA

coomo wrote:
Hi Guys.Im currently following a low cal (1800) diet, to get leaner.Im 7 days in.Im also practising Super hydration.My energy levels have soared, and im performing my usual weekly w/o.Strange thing is my weight has increased slightly? Any input guys........


This is Way Too Short a period of time to make assessments, as the body has been put on alarm so to speak to hold onto whatever it can. In dropping to 1800 cals, (from whatever you were before) it may (key word) take a while for your body to adapt to your "New" Dietary intake. Stay Big Time patient, as such adaptations take as long as 3 Months (general) and then you can reap the "rewards." It is admirable that you are disciplined enough to follow such intelligent guidelines.
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coomo

Turpin wrote:
coomo wrote:
Hi Guys.Im currently following a low cal (1800) diet, to get leaner.Im 7 days in.Im also practising Super hydration.My energy levels have soared, and im performing my usual weekly w/o.Strange thing is my weight has increased slightly? Any input guys........

What were your calories previous to the present 1800 , and has the macro nutrients changed ( more carbs / less fats etc )

T.

Hi, Turpin.I was previously on no more than 2500.im eating slightly less protein,The fat/Carb ratio, is about the same, only less obviously

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coomo

Landau wrote:
coomo wrote:
Hi Guys.Im currently following a low cal (1800) diet, to get leaner.Im 7 days in.Im also practising Super hydration.My energy levels have soared, and im performing my usual weekly w/o.Strange thing is my weight has increased slightly? Any input guys........

This is Way Too Short a period of time to make assessments, as the body has been put on alarm so to speak to hold onto whatever it can. In dropping to 1800 cals, (from whatever you were before) it may (key word) take a while for your body to adapt to your "New" Dietary intake. Stay Big Time patient, as such adaptations take as long as 3 Months (general) and then you can reap the "rewards." It is admirable that you are disciplined enough to follow such intelligent guidelines.

Thanks Dave,Always value your input.

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crazeeJZ

Landau wrote:
coomo wrote:
Hi Guys.Im currently following a low cal (1800) diet, to get leaner.Im 7 days in.Im also practising Super hydration.My energy levels have soared, and im performing my usual weekly w/o.Strange thing is my weight has increased slightly? Any input guys........

This is Way Too Short a period of time to make assessments, as the body has been put on alarm so to speak to hold onto whatever it can. In dropping to 1800 cals, (from whatever you were before) it may (key word) take a while for your body to adapt to your "New" Dietary intake. Stay Big Time patient, as such adaptations take as long as 3 Months (general) and then you can reap the "rewards." It is admirable that you are disciplined enough to follow such intelligent guidelines.


Dave,

What kind of a diet did you use to get into competition form?

What problems(if any), and adjustments, did you encounter and make during that period?
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Turpin

coomo wrote:
Turpin wrote:
coomo wrote:
Hi Guys.Im currently following a low cal (1800) diet, to get leaner.Im 7 days in.Im also practising Super hydration.My energy levels have soared, and im performing my usual weekly w/o.Strange thing is my weight has increased slightly? Any input guys........

What were your calories previous to the present 1800 , and has the macro nutrients changed ( more carbs / less fats etc )

T.
Hi, Turpin.I was previously on no more than 2500.im eating slightly less protein,The fat/Carb ratio, is about the same, only less obviously



TBH as Dave has intimated 7 days is too soon , now that you have a regime is the time to keep regular bodyweight checks and caloric intake. Im sure that after a few weeks on your new regime your weight and body composition will begin to change , good luck in your endeavours.

BTW ; Is there a reason for the higher carb approach ? .... I was always sold by this , but this past year have noted considerable difference with lower carb/high fat.

T.
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Landau

Florida, USA

crazeeJZ wrote:
Landau wrote:
coomo wrote:
Hi Guys.Im currently following a low cal (1800) diet, to get leaner.Im 7 days in.Im also practising Super hydration.My energy levels have soared, and im performing my usual weekly w/o.Strange thing is my weight has increased slightly? Any input guys........

This is Way Too Short a period of time to make assessments, as the body has been put on alarm so to speak to hold onto whatever it can. In dropping to 1800 cals, (from whatever you were before) it may (key word) take a while for your body to adapt to your "New" Dietary intake. Stay Big Time patient, as such adaptations take as long as 3 Months (general) and then you can reap the "rewards." It is admirable that you are disciplined enough to follow such intelligent guidelines.

Dave,

What kind of a diet did you use to get into competition form?

What problems(if any), and adjustments, did you encounter and make during that period?


I simply counted calories and reduced them over time. There was Never any problems as I took my time in getting to my Goals. Further over time I improved the "Quality" of the intake of food stuffs. I relatively stay in decent "shape" year round, but find myself tapering down ironically this week myself.
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

It's just water caused by a hormonal reaction...temporary.

Regards
Andrew
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